Helpful links

If you’re struggling with your mental health

YOUNGMINDS: The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.
Website: https://youngminds.org.uk

MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION: A UK charity aiming to help to improve the lives of people affected by mental health problems.
Website: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/

NHS: Find mental health support services
Website: https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/other-services/Mental%20health%20support/LocationSearch/330

If you’re in crisis

SHOUT: A 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis.
Text: 85258
Website: https://www.giveusashout.org/ 

THE MIX: Support for under 25’s in the UK.
Call: 0808 808 4994
Text: THEMIX to 85258
One to one chat (4pm-11pm): https://www.themix.org.uk/get-support/speak-to-our-team
Website: https://www.themix.org.uk/

SAMARITANS: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Call: 116 123
Website: https://www.samaritans.org/

If you’re looking to understand autism more

THE NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY:
Website: https://www.autism.org.uk

THE SPECTRUM GIRL’S SURVIVAL GUIDE: A book by Siena Castellon.
Her website: https://www.sienacastellon.com/
Buy the book: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-spectrum-girls-survival-guide/siena-castellon/9781787751835

THE GIRL WITH THE CURLY HAIR: A book by Alis Rowe to help people understand what it’s like to be an autistic girl.
Website: https://thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk/

ACTUALLY AUTISTIC BLOGS LIST: https://anautismobserver.wordpress.com/